Day to day role
Melanie is a Legal Assistant at Stowe, working in both the Leeds and Ilkley offices. Her day to day role is to assist and undertake various matters on client’s files. This ranges from issuing divorce petitions; lodging Financial Remedy Consent Orders; preparing Court bundles for hearings; producing the varying documentation required for proceedings (whether voluntary between parties or via the Court process) to name a few. She enjoys the variety that each day brings and ensures that each and every person receives a dedicated, personal approach no matter what their situation, aiming to assist from the very beginning to resolution of the matter where possible.
Melanie has worked in law for most of her 20+ year career. She worked in employment law, mental health law, conveyancing and criminal law before settling into family law where she has remained for 15 years. She has worked both in legal aid and private client so understands differing needs for people from all walks of life. She has a Law degree from the University of Bradford.
Outside of work
Melanie enjoys music, going to the gym, gardening, long walks with her dog Ivy and spending time with her two daughters and their extra-curricular activities and loves her busy family life. She also enjoys travel, whether it be in this country or abroad.